A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
ACH fraud victim Mark Patterson says small businesses like his welcome improved online security measures from banking institutions. But is the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance sufficient? Patterson says no.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
An estimated 650,000 customers have recently switched from big banks to community banks and credit unions. But are these smaller institutions prepared for the new demand for security and fraud prevention?
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Occupy supporters plan today to protest at several banks' headquarters in NYC. Coming on the heels of cyberattacks that targeted police in Boston, how worried should banks be about growing physical threats and cyberattacks waged by Occupy sympathizers?
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
Instead of sabotage, as Stuxnet was used on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Duqu is designed to gather intelligence that could help attackers mount a future digital assault on industrial control facilities.
"This guidance ... will allow the market to evaluate companies in part based on their ability to keep their networks secure," Sen. Jay Rockefeller says. "We want an informed market and informed consumers, and this is how we do it."